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A Melting Pot at the Intersection of Empires for Five Centuries

A Melting Pot at the Intersection of Empires for Five Centuries

  By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD Published: December 19, 2011 In its time and place, the ancient city of Dura-Europos had much in common with today’s most cosmopolitan urban landscapes. Religious, linguistic and cultural diversity characterized much of the city’s life for more than 500 years, starting at the outset of the third century B.C. in what is now Syria. Greek, […]

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Mauryans & Graeco-Bactrians

Mauryans & Graeco-Bactrians

Mauryans & Graeco-Bactrians (c. 305 B.C. – 48 B.C.) Three years after Alexander left India he died in Babylon (343) a.c.) and, while his Companions fought over the division of his conquests, independent local dynasties in the east rose and pros-pered. Seleucus, inheritor of Alexander’s eastern conquests, came to establish his authority in Bactria (305 B.C.), but south of the […]

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